After the [expected] news came yesterday of the end of reality TV mainstay, Omarosa Manigault Newman’s position as a communication aide with the Trump White House, anyone who knows anything about this woman’s character had to know it wouldn’t be the last we heard from her.
Keep in mind that this woman knew Trump, having been featured on a season of his reality TV show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” and she went into her position boasting that Trump’s critics would bow before him.
She was a true believer – or a true clinger – whichever would get her ahead, quickest.
Things began souring for her when John Kelly was made White House chief of staff. Kelly began a crackdown, in an effort to bring order to the White House. Part of that meant restricting access to the Oval Office and limiting the ability of those who “worked up” the president to get to him with things that served as known irritants.
The ousting of Anthony Scaramucci after only 10 days in was the start. Steve Bannon and Seb Gorka followed. Omarosa had to know her days were numbered.
On Wednesday, it was reported that she had resigned, with her final day being January 20, 2018.
That news was quickly followed by reports that, not only did she not resign, but that she’d been unceremoniously booted by John Kelly.
April Ryan, a journalist with American Urban Radio Networks (and a former friend of Omarosa’s) said that Kelly attempted to have a conversation with Omarosa about her access to Trump. Omarosa reportedly told him that if her access was cut, “all hell” would break loose.
“Ok. All hell is going to break loose.”
Woman, that man is a retired U.S. Marine Corps general. I promise you, an Omarosa temper tantrum is not going to intimidate him.
Further reports are that after being told she was out in January, she tried to bull her way into the White House residence, setting off security alarms.
From there, Secret Service agents are said to have escorted her to the parking lot, cursing and losing her mind, and told her to kick rocks.
The White House has denied it happened that way, saying simply that she tendered her resignation.
Yeah. That’s what they’re supposed to say, but the reports have been out there for some time that she was unhappy with being forced to operate with restrictions. The idea that she thought she’d make a made-for-reality TV scene on White House property seems really, really plausible, given that’s pretty much her thing.
Further, that she’s now making the rounds to talk about the “disturbing things” she saw during her time with the White House should not be a shock.
While speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday, she attempted to present the image of an orderly departure, of her own choosing.
But why give up such a lucrative position?
“There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with,” Manigault Newman, who led communications at the Office of Public Liaison told Michael Strahan on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
So uncomfortable that you just hung in there.
So uncomfortable that you thought nothing of making an unauthorized visit to White House grounds with your wedding party in April, in order to take video and pictures on White House grounds, unannounced?
“I’m not going to expand on it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals, but when I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, quite a story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,” she said.
I smell a tell-all book deal.
As for President Trump, where does he fit into this?
“Did President Trump try? I think that he tried in his own way. There are things that he could have done and things that this administration needs to continue to do to try to bring this country together,” she said.
A big part of getting things done is to cut out the chaos that marked the first year of his first term. Omarosa was a part of that.
So what do you think she saw that she was so uncomfortable with?
For the right price, I’m sure she’s going to roll on her old friend super-quick, and she’ll be reaching out to communities she’s previously cut ties with.
This is just a new phase of a known opportunist doing her thing.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 14, 2017